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wearing mask 11 hr flight has anyone done it

wearing mask 11 hr flight has anyone done it

Old Jul 20, 20, 8:57 pm
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wearing mask 11 hr flight has anyone done it

i would like to know if on plane is any different than wearing mask outside or in store because less oxygen in plane system i have herd thanks in advance
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Old Jul 21, 20, 12:16 pm
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I have been wearing N95 painter's masks purchased at Home Depot or Lowes on trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights since the 1990s. I put on the mask once I get seated, and once we are in the air and I put the seat flat, I am asleep. I awaken on the descent, and the mask keeps my throat and nose from drying out or becoming sore.

Today's pandemic notwithstanding, I recommend masks just for increased respiratory comfort on the aircraft.
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Old Jul 22, 20, 11:26 am
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Has anyone done it?

Yes, and thousands of people are doing it as we speak.

By "less oxygen", I assume you're referring to the fact that the cabin pressurization is similar to what you'd experience at 6000-8000 feet altitude. So I guess it's similar to wearing a mask in Vail, which people certainly do.
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Old Jul 23, 20, 12:28 am
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A friend just returned from a 16 hours flight .. he thinks it seems the “ same “ as in other flights before having masks on .

Rather low loads , but tricky when full . One has to be creative .
Possibly have PE & Y to oneself , on certain airlines , while business will be ‘ crowded ‘ .
Certain routes will be at about capacity as reduced number of flights
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Old Jul 23, 20, 12:40 am
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Iíve done it three time in the last six days and live to tell the story.
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Old Jul 23, 20, 7:23 am
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Iíve done it three time in the last six days and live to tell the story.
No meal services?
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Old Jul 23, 20, 7:30 am
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No meal services?
I believe most airlines are serving *some* food on long-haul international. The emails I've gotten about reduced service suggest that...although it's not 100% clear what the changes are.

The emails I've gotten generally say something like "please put your mask on after you finish eating or drinking."

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Old Jul 23, 20, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by Wilbur View Post
I have been wearing N95 painter's masks purchased at Home Depot or Lowes on trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific flights since the 1990s. I put on the mask once I get seated, and once we are in the air and I put the seat flat, I am asleep. I awaken on the descent, and the mask keeps my throat and nose from drying out or becoming sore.

Today's pandemic notwithstanding, I recommend masks just for increased respiratory comfort on the aircraft.
Are you wearing the industrial version which does not filter when exhaling? Painter's mask typically filter only when inhaling.

https://www.healthline.com/health-ne...ction-use-only
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Old Jul 25, 20, 4:06 am
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No meal services?
Yes, but nothing to write home about...
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Old Jul 26, 20, 10:23 am
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Are you wearing the industrial version which does not filter when exhaling? Painter's mask typically filter only when inhaling.

https://www.healthline.com/health-ne...ction-use-only
Yes, the ones I usually bought were for wood-working. They have a double strap and stay put while I sleep. I haven't been traveling since the pandemic, so these may not really be suitable for preventing viral spread.
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Old Jul 26, 20, 3:03 pm
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Yes, the ones I usually bought were for wood-working. They have a double strap and stay put while I sleep. I haven't been traveling since the pandemic, so these may not really be suitable for preventing viral spread.
You are correct. Those masks actually do not filter exhaled droplets and spread them over a wider area than not wearing a mask. I wear that type of mask in my shop for my woodworking projects.
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Old Jul 26, 20, 8:49 pm
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You are not going to have any issues with oxygen unless you are near death at ground level under normal circumstances. Thatís just made up nonsense from people who would rather your friends and family die than take precautions. The only issue with wearing a mask for that long is that quite a few types will start hurting your ears. I preferred to have a couple of different types to cycle between (or ideally get one that doesnít strain the ears).
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Old Aug 2, 20, 8:26 am
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Originally Posted by EuropeanPete View Post
You are not going to have any issues with oxygen unless you are near death at ground level under normal circumstances. Thatís just made up nonsense from people who would rather your friends and family die than take precautions. The only issue with wearing a mask for that long is that quite a few types will start hurting your ears. I preferred to have a couple of different types to cycle between (or ideally get one that doesnít strain the ears).
Well to be fair, a lot of people don't breathe very well in the first place. Let alone having cloth wrapped around their mouth.

Personally, while not exerting yourself, it's not so bad. I also find the disposable ones to be the most comfortable.
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